October 28, 2011
This Date in Hockey History: Oct 28th
1978 - Chicago's Bobby Orr scored the final goal (#270) of his NHL career. It came as the Black Hawks lost at Detroit, 7-2.
1979 - Quebec Nordiques hosted the Montreal Canadiens for the first time at Le Colisee in Quebec City, and beat the visiting Montreal Canadiens, 5-4.
1980 - Ron Greschner became the first Rangers' defenseman to score a penalty shot goal. It came against Mike Liut in a 5-4 Rangers' loss to St. Louis.
1981 - Vancouver's Richard Brodeur stopped 34 shots and recorded his first NHL shutout, a 3-0 Canucks' win over Washington.
1982 - Pittsburgh Penguins acquired left wing Anders Hakansson from the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for right wing George Ferguson and the Penguins' 1st pick in the '83 draft (Brian Lawton).
1987 - Los Angeles Kings rookie goalie Glenn Healy picked up his first NHL victory (in his third start), in a 4-3 win over the Rangers at New York.
1993 - Pittsburgh's Ron Francis picked up the 1,000th point of his NHL career.
2003 - Colorado Avalanche retired Patrick Roy's #33 sweater number in a pre-game ceremony, and went on to win the game, 4-2 over the visiting Calgary Flames.
Happy Birthday to Kevin Dineen, Benoit Hogue, Jude Drouin, Martin Skoula, Gary Nylund and Paul Baxter.